Sustained selective attention predicts flexible switching in preschoolers.

  title={Sustained selective attention predicts flexible switching in preschoolers.},
  author={Viridiana L. Benitez and Catarina Vales and Rima Hanania and Linda B. Smith},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
Stability and flexibility are fundamental to an intelligent cognitive system. Here, we examined the relationship between stability in selective attention and explicit control of flexible attention. Preschoolers were tested on the Dimension Preference (DP) task, which measures the stability of selective attention to an implicitly primed dimension, and the Dimension Change Card Sort (DCCS) task, which measures flexible attention switching between dimensions. Children who successfully switched on… CONTINUE READING


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